iPhone Is this an undiscovered iOS 9.0 feature? (iPhone 6 only)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by mactumors, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. mactumors macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2008
    With the iPhone 6 redesign Apple placed the sleep/wake button exactly opposite the volume rocker. When I would go to change the volume I would often accidentally press the sleep button, putting the phone to sleep.

    With iOS 9, if you press the sleep/wake button at the same time as one of the volume buttons the phone does not sleep.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Can someone with iOS 8 confirm that this is indeed a new feature?
  2. rjalda100 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2012
    Out of sheer curiosity I tested this on a 5s and the same thing happened... I know it was never like that in iOS 8 so I'm guessing it is a new feature.
  3. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    Works on the 6s+ too. Pretty cool. Works with both volume up/down.
  4. Desi530 macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2015
  5. TheBuffather macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
  6. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    It is the same on my iP6 on 8.4
  7. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    Doesn't work for me, still goes to sleep. Unless I'm doing it wrong/misinterpreted?
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    iOS 8 did this too.
  9. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    On the iPhone 6, this did work in iOS 8.
  10. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Really? I recall putting my 6plus to sleep grabbing the volume and power buttons... So, if not in 9.x maybe it was done late in 8.x and we didn't notice? :)
  11. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Uh, what? This is one of my biggest gripes with the iPhone 6. It is DEFINITELY present on the iOS 8, and is incredibly frustrating - I always hit volume when I mean to turn the phone off, and instead it stays awake and turns the volume up. Annoying.
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like some people find one way frustrating while the others find the other way frustrating.
  13. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    Awesome find. :p

    I still tried it out on my 5s on 8.4.1 and it didn't work. Makes sense for this to be only an iPhone 6 thing.
  14. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Yeah, its one of those 'damned if you do' things, but I don't know... I find its much easier to accidentally do it while you're trying to turn off the phone compared to when you're trying to turn up the volume. Maybe it's just me?!
  15. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    Am I missing something? First I don't understand what the problem is? The volume buttons are on a completely different side then the power/sleep wake button, how are you always hitting volume instead of power, or power instead of volume?

    And whats the bid deal? So you hit the volume by mistake, then just hit the power button again...
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Depends on how you told the device. Since they are directly across you can hold the device with one hand where some of the fingers are directly across and would get pressed as you squeeze your hand to press the button you want on the other side. The bigger consequence there is the one where you mean to adjust volume and turn the screen off, for example when you are watching something which interrupts it all.
  17. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    Yeah I'm not getting it either. If I have enough of a grip on the phone to simultaneously press the volume and sleep button then I will already be able to feel which is which and only need to press the intended one.
  18. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Squeezing one side of the hand can often apply similar pressure on the other side and thus the button on the other side can be pressed as well.
  19. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    Ah I see. I'm using a 6 Plus and didn't take notice of the thread title. Sorry, guys.
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's been a little while since I've handled a
    6 Plus, but are the volume buttons not aligned at the same height just on the other side across from the lock/sleep button?
  21. soniasim macrumors member


    May 1, 2008
    Wow, I have missed tons of photographic moments just because of this, because I hit the power and the volume button accidentally and the screen went off, before I managed to get a photo! Thanks a lot for mentioning this!
  22. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    They are but it's a very wide phone and even with my big hands it's not easy to wrap my hand around and press the buttons on both sides simultaneously.

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